In the realm of education, there are two school models for parents to choose from: Traditional and Montessori
Both school models are beneficial for their wards but they have certain differences between them. For starters, Montessori Schools are more pupil-oriented while Traditional Schools are teacher-centred.
More differences between Montessori and Traditional Schools will be highlighted in this article within the context of the IAS Exam
Differences between the Montessori and Traditional Schools
|Montessori educations focus on the overall development of the pupil||Traditional schools only focus on the curriculum at hand|
|The pupils learn on their own in a Montessori school and follow personal interests||The pupils in a traditional school focus on the subjects that are the same for everyone and the knowledge about them is imparted by the teacher.|
|The pupils are active participants in learning and acquiring knowledge||The students are passive learners and rely on the knowledge imparted by the teacher.|
|Collaboration is encouraged among children and the teacher where motivation is brought about through self-development.||The teacher is in charge of all the learning process and motivation is gained through reward and punishment|
|The pupils in a Montessori school are of mixed age-groups||The pupils in a Traditional school are of the same age groups|
|The emphasis in Montessori learning is on social, intellectual, emotional as well as acquiring professional and academic skills||Traditional schools focus on intellectual as well as academic development|
|Montessori education cultivates individual pace of learning where pupils are encouraged to learn at their own pace.||In traditional schools, all students are expected to adhere to the same pace of learning|
|Discipline is encouraged to be self-developed in the Montessori model of education||In the traditional model of education. Discipline is enforced by the teacher.|
|A sense of pride and self-esteem is what encourages pupils to love education.||In traditional modes of learning, motivation is believed to come from external sources and the pupils are expected to learn because it is a part of their curriculum|
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